Alumni News

VIP Alums Honored at 3rd Annual President’s Reception

For the third year in a row, CEU called together some of its most distinguished alumni to say ‘thank you.’

Part of Alumni Reunion Weekend, the President’s Reception drew more than 50 honored alumni and friends to Hotel InterContinental Budapest on Saturday, May 5. SEE PHOTOS.

Alumni Reception in London Looks to Future

May 2, 2018

CEU alumni in the U.K. are some of the university’s most engaged. How do we know? Because this year’s annual London Alumni Reception was one for the books.

Nearly 50 alumni and friends gathered at University College London on Thursday, April 26 to discuss the future of CEU - and its fight for academic freedom - with President and Rector Michael Ignatieff himself. SEE EVENT PICS.

CEU Alumni Meet in Brussels

April 19, 2018

More than 30 CEU alumni and friends gathered in Brussels on Tuesday, April 17 for networking and some frank discussion of their University’s future.

Held at the Open Society European Policy Institute, the Happy Hour included a live teleconference with CEU Provost Liviu Matei, who briefed alums on situation following recent parliamentary elections in Hungary and the status of CEU’s planned satellite campus in Vienna.

Alumna Baiocchi Wins Women's Studies Fellowship

April 6, 2018

CEU Alumna Maria Baiocchi (SOCI '08) was recently named a 2018 Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellow. The program supports PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences, in their final year of dissertation writing, whose work addresses women’s and gendered issues in interdisciplinary and original ways.

Alumnus Luján Begins Term as NY County Legislator

April 5, 2018

In January CEU alumnus Kevindaryán Luján (IRES ’14) took office as a legislator in New York State, representing Orange County’s 4th District. He is the first Latino, and possibly the youngest, legislator in county history.

His first bid for office occurred shortly after returning stateside from Hungary. Provoked by illegal dumping in his home town of Newburgh, New York, in 2015 he ran an unsuccessful campaign for city council.